LOOK 1: THE SWEATER-CARDIGAN
I wanted to start off my Tagaytay trip with this classy, cozy piece from Original Penguin. I got this a few years back and I think I only got to wear it once? Ugh, I should’ve worn this more! It seems like the perfect holiday or cold weather essential, don’t you think? This is also such a cool find because I know for a fact that not a lot of menswear brands release these kind of sweaters. This one is like a cross between a cardigan and a sweater! Wore this to Breakfast at Antonio’s for some waffles and hot chocolate.
Navy Blue Sweater (Original Penguin) | Trousers (Topman) | Eyeglasses (Sunnies Specs) | Sneakers (Adidas)
LOOK 2: THE NOT-SO TURTLENECK
If you follow me on Instagram, you might’ve noticed this little obsession I have with mid-turtlenecks. I’m not even sure if that’s what you call them, but this style is perfect because it doesn’t go all the way to the bottom of your chin. Haha I hate turtlenecks for the sole reason that I feel like it’s choking me. Do you guys agree? Other than that, it’s something I can wear everyday during the cooler months. I paired it with a light washed pair of jeans and white sneakers for it to veer away from looking too sophisticated—the goal here is to give it a casual, effortless vibe.
Mid-Turtle Neck (Korea) | Light Washed Jeans (Bershka) | White Socks (Landmark) | Sneakers (Adidas)
LOOK 3: A POP OF COLOR
This might be my favorite look from this set because of the color scheme. I love mixing up my style with something classy and something street. If I have a date, I would go for look #1 (see above), if I have to run errands and maybe go out with friends, I would most probably wear something like this. When I saw this pair of blue sneakers, I knew I just had to get it! A few weeks later I came across this cap in the mall—I guess you guys know what happened next. Haha! This grey pullover has been worn and abused during my trip to Europe last winter. Thought I’d wear it again in Tagaytay—this time with a pop of blue. What do you think of this look?
Grey Pullover (Adidas) | Light Washed Jeans (Bershka) | Blue Cap (Adidas) | Blue Sneakers (Adidas)
LOOK 4: THE CLASSIC KNITTED SWEATER
I got this gorgeous knitted sweater over the holidays. I love anything classic for the reason that I can wear it for years and years. I purchased a lot of clothes before then seasons or a year later I’d be like “WTH what was I thinking?” I’m sure you guys had these moments too! So to save myself from those WTF moments (and the chance of getting bankrupt lol), I try to make better fashion choices—by choosing pieces that are classic and timeless.
Knitted Sweater (Topman) | Grey Trousers (Topman UK) | Eyeglasses (Sunnies Specs) | Shoes (Hawkins Korea)
LOOK 5: TRACK PANTS ARE HERE TO STAY
I hope track pants wouldn’t go out of style anytime soon because I can pretty much wear them every single day! I currently have one in red, one in burgundy, one in navy blue and three in black. So yeah, I’m pretty feeling this trend. Haha! I chose red this time because it gives life to any outfit. Do you agree? You know me, I tend to be a little more experimental when I’m not in Manila. However, this can be a little tricky to pull off especially if your style is more laid-back and reserved. If you still want to wear this trend but scared of unsuspecting stares, navy blue or black is the color for you. If you’re more loud and experimental when it comes to your personal style, this pair can do all the talking. Want to know how to inject some color in your wardrobe? Read here.
Denim Jacket (SMYTH) | White Shirt (Uniqlo) | White Cap (Bang Pineda) | Red Joggers (Adidas) | White Sneakers (Adidas)
LOOK 6: BRING BACK THE BOOTS
Lo and behold, the boots are making a comeback! Who remembers that time when I was obsessed with boots? Seeing pictures of me wearing ‘em makes me cringe—that is why I felt like I needed to redeem myself and wear boots again. Haha! But hey, they were cool that time, right? It’s just that I’ve been opting for more comfortable footwear that can keep up with my lifestyle. Tagaytay is all about light layering and being comfy, but if you want to be “extra” (lol), better go for this ensemble. It’s still better to be overdressed than underdressed, right? Haha!